Healthy Snacking now made easy with The Green Snack Co

Healthy Snacking. Does that sound realistic? In a country like India where Fried food makes for most of the snacks, the easiest healthy snack option are fruits! But how many times do we wish we had more option?

 

Say Hello to The Green snack Co.

I received this super healthy, power packed hamper by the Green Snack Co. My first as always is to check the nutritional value. And I was surprised to note that these healthy snacks were made using fresh and natural ingredients, without any added sugar, preservatives, additives and MSG. Wow!

About the Products

The Quinoa puffs are an absolute hit in our house. Quinoa is a gluten free and high in protein grain which is a fabulous substitute for other cereals. These are made up of a mixture of all super grains like Ragi, Soy, rice, and maize. Delicious and healthy! No wonder my husband who is a triathlete loves them and wants me to stock more of these! My 2-year young toddler munched and crunched and as a mother I did not feel guilty!

The Quinoa Puffs come in 3 variants

  1. The Green Snack Co Quinoa Puffs – Peppy Cheese, 50g Pouch
  2. The Green Snack Co Quinoa Puffs – Zesty Kale, 50g Pouch
  3. The Green Snack Co Quinoa Puffs – Saucy Salsa, 50g Pouch

We tried the first two and our favourite is the Peppy Cheese, for obvious reasons!

Another series of their products are Kale chips. Kale is a super healthy and very popular green vegetable worldwide. So exciting to see The Green snack co offer these as chips. Yes, Kale chips. These are so new and unique. And since we don’t yet have a palette for kale it was a new taste but these did taste nice esoecially at are great option of healthy snacking. Kale is rich in calcium, Iron, proteins, fibre and antioxidants. It’s a perfect powerhouse snack for all age groups!

The Kale chips are available in three flavours:

  1. The Green Snack Co. Thai Sweet Chilli Kale Chips, 30g
  2. The Green Snack Co. Sea Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips, 30g
  3. The Green Snack Co. Cheese and Onion Kale Chips, 30g

healthy snacking

Here are some quick facts about these healthy snacks:

  •           These are made of nutritious grains, Quinoa, Amaranth, Soy, Ragi and Maize which are Good Source of Protein
  •           Well seasoned to add a delicious taste
  •           They are Gluten and Cholesterol Free
  •           Not fried or baked but Roasted
  •           Most importantly made of fresh ingredients with no Added Preservative

About The Green Snack co.

When I read up about this brand I found out that the founder, Jasmine, spent close to a decade-and-a-half on weight issues and faced daily internal conflicts and failed diets. It was her zeal to make healthy snacking mainstream. The new generation is looking for means for an improved and healthy snacking option. And this company is on their A game to get it right. So glad someone took up this initiative!

Where to buy?

Fors Rs.80 and Rs.200 you can purchase all the amazing snacks by the Green Snack Co products online at Amazon and BigBasket.

To know more, visit their website or Facebook page. You can even get to see more information on their Instagram.

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Love Sushi and Dimsums? Head to Yum Yum Tree!

You either love sushi or you don’t. There are no grey areas here. And the ones, who do, literally salivate by the mere mention. Count us in this category. After trying many places, we finally managed to locate Yum Yum Tree, which offers an assortment of Sushi’s at a very economical price.  But that’s not all; the pan Asian restaurant also serves contemporary Chinese, dim sums, Japanese rolls and fragrant Thai.
 
 
While the À la carte has a wide variety of dishes to chose from, being sushi fans, we have particularly relished their buffet service. The buffet is priced at INR 1299++ with unlimited alcoholic beverages like mojitos, martini or beer and INR 1199++ with non-alcoholic beverages like fresh lime soda, jasmine team or choice of soft drinks. These options are available only during lunch hours from Monday to Saturday and during dining hours on Tuesday and Thursday. The opening hours of the restaurant are from 12 noon to 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 12 midnight through the week. Now you must be wondering if the buffet option is available on Sunday or not? Don’t be disheartened, the Sunday brunch (12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) offers the same buffet at INR 1999++ with alcohol and INR 1699++ without alcohol. If you would want to club the buffet with unlimited Chandon Sparkling Wine, then the package sets you back by INR 2199++.
 
 
 We have been to the place over a weekday, as well as weekend and have noticed the place getting packed by 1:30 p.m. Hence it is advisable to book a seat in advance if you are planning to visit. Spread over 10,000 sq. ft. on a single floor, the restaurant has a dining area, a grill room and a bar. It is located at the Community Centre, NewFriends Colony near Surya Hotel. The surrounding location is not the finest and gives you a feel of a street market. Parking is available outside the community centre. The entrance is at the ground floor and a flight of stairs take you to the restaurant on the first floor. There are no elevators, in case you are going there with elder members in the family. The entrance on the first floor is the meeting point of the three key areas – Dining Area on the right, The Grill on the left with a conveyor belt and The Bar. The ambience is pleasant with modern baroque patterning.
 
From Left: Tokyo Spicy Tuna Roll, California Roll, Salmon Uramaki with Cream Cheese, Prawn Tempura Roll
Once you have taken a seat, the menu option will be available for you to mark your choices spread between vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The variety is really excellent. From the buffet, you can select soup in starters, followed by 6 varieties of dim sums and sushi including 3 veg and 3 non-veg options for each. In main course you can select a noodle / rice bowl with your choice of gravy and pick a desert from a variety of 4 options listen in the menu. Beverage option depends on your choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic buffet.
 
 
If you are a sushi fan, you must consider taking a table in the grill area where you have the option of a conveyor belt. Not only does the belt save the time and but also saves you from the trouble of repeating the order again. But you must remember that the conveyor belt only serves the Sushi and for dim sums and other dishes, you will have to rely on the waiter. Our favourite is the Prawn Tempura Roll followed by the traditional California Roll. The Tokyo Spicy Tuna Roll comes a close 3rdfollowed by Salmon Uramaki with Cream Cheese. The dim sums are one of the finest we have had so far and are served steaming hot in the traditional box made from bamboo. You must try Crystal Duck dumplings, Prawn Har Gao and Chicken dumplings
 
From Left: Prawn Har Gao, Crystal Duck Dumpling
The drink options are good for accompanying the meal and we generally relish the unlimited Mojitos and Summertime Martinis from the menu. Last but not the least – the desserts. You must try the Crème Brûlée and the Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake. You only wish that this part of your meal was also unlimited, but you will be able to control your calrie count as the portions are small but sufficient to tantalise your palates as you end your lazy afternoon meal.
Creme Brulee and Rocky Road Ice-cream
The service is pretty decent; the staff very courteous and friendly. This is a place you can only enjoy if you are in a mood to sit back and relish your favourite cuisine on a lazy afternoon. We have never been to this restaurant during dinner hours. Before calling for the bill, do cheque if they have offers on specific credit cards. We had an on-going offer on Citibank credit card where we got 15% off on the total bill. Yum Yum Tree is one of the only places where we walk in with our eyes closed and have never been disappointed.
 
 
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to mail us at info.nameplaceanimalthing@gmail.com